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Tip Sheet for the week including 10/26/2015


Forum scheduled to discuss plan for 6th grade in Memorial feeder pattern

Updated 10/26/2015


10/29/2015 , 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.


McLain Junior High


4929 N. Peoria Ave.


Chris Payne


Tulsa Public Schools has scheduled a public forum for families and community members generally served by Memorial Junior and High schools to discuss a plan to move 6th grade students to Memorial Junior High. If approved, the move would take place in the fall of 2016 and involve current 5th graders at Grimes, Grissom, Key, Marshall, McClure and Salk elementary schools.

This community meeting will take place from 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, at Memorial Junior High, 7502 E. 57th St.

The meeting will be hosted by Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kim Dyce and other district leaders.



TPS shares draft vision, mission and core beliefs for public comment

Updated 10/27/2015


10/27/2015 , to


Tulsa Public Schools


Chris Payne


Tulsa Public Schools has provided "draft" language of three important components of its new five-year strategic plan. The draft vision, mission and core belief statements were developed by the TPS board and Superintendent Deborah A. Gist based upon extensive input from the Tulsa community, educators and national leaders in education, as well as a review of current key district data.

All three of these components are available for public review on the TPS website at Parents, educators, students and community members can provide comments and suggestions regarding the draft statements by taking a survey at or click the link on the Strategic Planning page at the website mentioned above.

"We are very grateful for the board's leadership on these initial statements for our strategic plan," said Superintendent Gist. "The board has been deeply involved in reviewing input from teachers, principals and other educators at TPS, as well as the rich discussions at our community forums. The draft vision, mission and core beliefs are inspiring and paint a vivid picture of our direction forward. The statements are still in draft form, however, and we want to hear what our educators and the Tulsa community thinks about them. We know that our work -- and the next components of the plan -- will only get better as we continue to incorporate community input and feedback."

The vision, mission and core beliefs are just the first three components of the strategic plan. Other sections of the plan are expected to be available at the end of November.

Input from the Tulsa community is still crucial. There are two community forums remaining: from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Hale High School, 6960 E. 21st St.; and from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Booker T. Washington High School, 1514 E. Zion St.

The current five-year strategic plan for TPS expires later this year, and a new plan is under development. This spring more than 3,300 teachers, students, parents and community members responded to a public survey regarding the new strategic plan. In that survey, 78 percent of Tulsans responded that the purpose of public education was to "help students fulfill their potential and have choices in life." For strategic plan updates, visit



TPS hosts public meeting of Gifted & Talented advisory committee



10/27/2015 , 11 a.m. to



1127 S. Columbia Ave.


Linnea Van Eman


This open, public meeting is held in accordance with the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Oklahoma. At this meeting, the committee conducts the business of the gifted and talented program of the school district. As appointed representatives of the school district and school patrons, the Gifted and Talented Local Advisory Committee makes decisions concerning the operation of the gifted and talented program at Tulsa Public Schools. Persons desiring to address the committee concerning items not on the agenda must submit a written request to the District Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Programs. Members of the public are limited to five minutes each for their comments.






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